[CF-metadata] Use of valid_range etc. to indicate unsigned integers

Dave Allured - NOAA Affiliate dave.allured at noaa.gov
Tue Oct 24 12:53:51 MDT 2017

I started a new ticket to split off the discussion of encoded unsigned
integers from ticket #166, add new integer types.  I suggest discussion be
sent to the new ticket.  "Comments are welcome."


Quick summary of the current version:

* Add type short for this encoding method, as requested by Jim Biard.
* Deprecate the entire usage of valid_range, valid_min, valid_max to encode
unsigned integers, in light of new file formats and other alternatives.

Please excuse the delay in announcing this.  I am just getting used to some
of the nuances of the trac system.  I did not realize that new tickets are
not automatically sent to the CF general mailing list.

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